Benefits of a Day Spa

Benefits of a Day Spa

We all like and deserved to be pampered. With our stressful lifestyle and hectic schedules, it has become almost impossible to make time to pamper ourselves at home. But with the rise of salons and day spas, you can now get several medical and beauty benefits under one roof. A couple of visits to a…

Can You Build A Homemade Smoker Out Of Wood?

Can You Build A Homemade Smoker Out Of Wood?

Contrary to popular belief, you can build a smokehouse out of wood and in fact many are still built like that today. To be fair, a lot depends on the size of the smokehouse that you are building, if for example you were trying to build a shoebox smoker out of wood where everything is…

Buzz Rack: How A ‘Mosquito’, ‘Spider’ and ‘Beetle’ Can Help Carry Your Bike

Buzz Rack: How A ‘Mosquito’, ‘Spider’ and ‘Beetle’ Can Help Carry Your Bike

Whether you’re a biking enthusiast, a roadie, or just going on a tour around Qatar, you will eventually need to carry your bike on a car. Not inside, of course, since you’d be getting dirt inside your car and, chances are, it won’t fit anyway. It’s also not advisable to hoist your bike on the…

Transforming an Aluminum Patio Cover Into an Insulated Roof on Your Mobile Home

Transforming an Aluminum Patio Cover Into an Insulated Roof on Your Mobile Home

Mobile home repair can be a daunting task. A popular addition to mobile homes are aluminum patio covers. Aluminum patio covers offer a nice opportunity to increase outdoor living space. Typically these structures have a “U Pan” or “V Pan” design. A lot of people have tried to enclose the area underneath and heat it….

Gable or Shed Roof – Selecting the Right Roof for Your Home Addition

Gable or Shed Roof – Selecting the Right Roof for Your Home Addition

Adding a room onto an existing home is probably the most cost effective way to increase a building’s usable interior space. In this article, an addition means what a colleague calls a “three sided” addition. This phrase intends to avoid confusion with other sorts of home additions such as raising a building to create a…

Roof Cleaning Products – What Should I Use to Clean My Roof and Why?

Roof Cleaning Products – What Should I Use to Clean My Roof and Why?

Roof cleaning products to remove black algae, moss, or fungus from your roof shingles are usually made with one of two active ingredients. In this article we will review the two different types of products most widely used by homeowners and contractors and the pros and cons of each. The first roof cleaning product we…

9 Things To Do When Your Roof Leaks

9 Things To Do When Your Roof Leaks

Springtime storms can bring a lot of rain, which can reveal roof leaks. What should you do when an April shower finds its way into your living room? First, control the interior damage as quickly as possible. Move any items that have not yet become soaked. If furniture or other items cannot be moved, cover…

How to Patch a Leaky Shipping Container Roof

How to Patch a Leaky Shipping Container Roof

In an earlier article we looked at elastomeric roof coatings like Kool Seal to perform some preventative maintenance and to seal small pin holes on shipping container roofs. In addition, the light color roof coatings also reduce the heat island effect and the heat buildup on the inside of your container often caused by a…

4 Tips for Preparing Your Roof for Spring

4 Tips for Preparing Your Roof for Spring

Now that winter is over, it’s time to check your roof for any damage that may have occurred during the winter and prepare it for the spring and summer. With high winds, spring showers, and that long-awaited sunshine, the unpredictable spring weather can do some serious damage to a roof that isn’t in peak condition….

Expanding the Life of Your Roof

Expanding the Life of Your Roof

On average, a new roof can cost as much as eight thousand dollars so it is important that you take care of your roof to prolong the life of the roof. One way to accomplish this is to do periodic roof cleaning. Having a roof that looks, splotchy and streaky is not normal. Bacteria known…

How Much Weight Can You Carry on Roof Racks?

How Much Weight Can You Carry on Roof Racks?

Roof racks are a great way to carry the big, bulky items that take up too much room inside your vehicle. However, they are not designed to carry heavy weights, and if you do this you are likely to damage your vehicle and risk a serious accident. Most four wheel drives will only carry a…

How To Stop Roof Tiles Being Blown Off

How To Stop Roof Tiles Being Blown Off

Wind pressure is a common cause of failure for tiled roofs. As the wind moves over the roof it produces upward forces causing the roofing tiles to rattle or be removed completely. Contrary to common belief, roofing tiles are not “blown off” a roof. The wind creates an upward force as it travels over the…

Keep Birds Off Your Roof With Bird Spikes

Keep Birds Off Your Roof With Bird Spikes

Each year homeowners spend hundreds of dollar cleaning up after and repairing damage caused by pest birds. Pigeons love to roost on the edges of your roof looking for dinner or just enjoying the sun. They can cause a lot of damage to the roof as well as endanger you and your outdoor pet’s health….

Roof Shingle Wind Damage – Clearing Up the Confusion

Roof Shingle Wind Damage – Clearing Up the Confusion

You may think that wind has not damaged your roof if you don’t see any shingles blown off. Think again. Wind can cause a multitude of damages to your roof that will decrease its life and leave it susceptible to leaks and further damage. And you may never even know it! When the wind blows,…

All About Roofing Contractors

All About Roofing Contractors

Having your roof done right is important for longevity. Whether you are working on a smaller job such as a little leak that needs a few shingles replaced, or a larger job like installing an entirely new roof, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Roofing contractors are trained in the field to…

Loading A Roof

Loading A Roof

When laying a new roof, it is important that you get the material to the actual roof in a safe and secure manner. Many people over look this area of the job but it can be one of the most critical to protect the materials as well as the worker’s safety. Many times, the roofing…

Five Reasons You May Need Dumpster Rental

Five Reasons You May Need Dumpster Rental

There are several short-term events that require ordinary homeowners to request dumpster rental. Here are the top five reasons you might reserve an enormous metal receptacle for your yard. 1. Home Construction Whether you’re putting in a new kitchen, master bathroom, or deck, there’s bound to be a lot of extra garbage that accumulates from…

3 Ways to Keep Raccoons Off Your Roof

3 Ways to Keep Raccoons Off Your Roof

Raccoons can do a lot of damage to a property if left alone. They will dig up yards in search of juicy grubs, pry open patio boards to gain access underneath, rip down attic insulation to build nests, rummage through trash cans and leave a huge mess to clean up in the morning, and much…

How to Move a Steel Building

How to Move a Steel Building

Depending on the size and design of the steel building there are two options for moving it. Larger steel buildings sealed to a foundation will need to be disassembled and reassembled, while smaller steel buildings may be able to be moved short distances in one piece. Either way, moving a steel building 50 feet or…

Why Does My Clothes Dryer Vent Tube Keep Clogging?

Why Does My Clothes Dryer Vent Tube Keep Clogging?

On more than one occasion, in the course of performing a home inspection, I’ll ask the homeowner if they’re having trouble with their clothes dryer and if it seems to take very long to dry their clothes. Most of the time they look astonished and ask me how I could possibly know that. I’m told…